Mid-year Classroom Supply List

Mid-year reminder to replenish school supplies and finish the school year strong The midpoint of the school year is finally here! Now that most schools are at the halfway mark, it’s time to make sure classrooms are stocked for the remainder of the year. The National Parent Teacher Association and Lysol® want to remind schools and encourage parents to help … [Read More...]

The 2020 Census: What Does it Mean for Children and Families?

Think counting every person in the United States is impossible? Think again. In fact, the very first U.S. census was all the way back in 1790! Every 10 years, every person in the United States (including adults, children, babies, citizens and immigrants) is counted through the census. This isn’t just so we know the population makeup. Census data is used to … [Read More...]

Enhancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Your PTA

How do you improve your PTA’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in a meaningful way? Roger Minott Sherman Elementary PTA, in Fairfield, Conn., has a few valuable tips—they received a 2019 Jan Harp Domene Award for implementing several strategies to help their community embrace and value diverse perspectives. Discover a few of their keys to success below to … [Read More...]

New Year’s Resolutions to Help Keep Your Family Feeling Happy and Healthy

Practice healthy habits in the New Year to make 2020 the best year yet! The time has come again for New Year’s resolutions. We often promise to lead healthier lives in the New Year, whether by eating clean or hitting the gym – but healthy habits include so much more! This year resolve to keep your family healthy by teaching and practicing healthy habits so you … [Read More...]

Back the Future: a New Dedication to a Continued Mission

The PTA mission statement: It’s all about the kids, right? Well yes, and so much more. The PTA mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Now, if you’re not heavily involved in our association, this might not be the first thing you think of when someone mentions … [Read More...]

Clermont PTA: A Journey to Excellence

Clermont Elementary School PTA's School of Excellence Celebration was a perfect example of a party at an elementary school—filled with the joyful laughter of children and based on values that bring communities together. I had the pleasure of attending the event, and it was wonderful to see firsthand exactly why they deserved to be designated a 2019-2021 National … [Read More...]